Project Manager-Commercial (262)

Milford, MA
Sep 05, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Equal Opportunity Employer

Purpose of the Position:

The Commercial Project Manager manages complex commercial projects for assigned clients through the product life cycle. The position works close with all relevant departments to ensure robust on-time delivery of commercial product in accordance Avecia, client, and regulatory requirements. This position serves an inter-disciplinary role acting as a liaison between the client and internal technical and commercial teams. This position is expected to develop a strong relationship with the client to define program expectations based on contractual obligations, demand forecasts, and internal schedules.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for leading cross functional support teams developing and executing commercial project plans in accordance with Avecia's policies and procedures

Manages multiple Commercial manufacturing projects within a GMP regulated environment.

Tracks project status, deliverables, scope and schedules providing project updates, coordinating information flow between Avecia and its customers.

Coordinates and aligns relevant departments to support production and release of product based on contractual commitments and key performance requirements.

Leads meetings (internal, external, and joint) including scheduling, preparing agendas, collecting and issuing minutes, defining and tracking actions, etc.

Leads administrative requirements for tracking KPI's and deliverables

Supports Business Development by reviewing and assisting with Commercial manufacturing proposals, producing initial project schedules and timelines, and scope changes (outside of commercial supply agreement).

Ensures customer forecasts are received and communicated to the wider organization on the agreed frequency.

Ensures timely review of product documentation such as manufacturing batch records and QC testing to support product release timeline.

Ensures any deviations, out of trend or out of specifications that occur during commercial manufacture or testing of product are investigated and completed in a timely manner.

Coordinates shipment of products with supply chain and quality assurance to support client schedules.

Provides relevant financial data on to the Finance Department to assist in appropriate revenue recognition and client invoicing activities.

Maintaining positive relationships with customers by ensuring that customers get what is needed in a timely and thorough fashion.

Participate with other departments in the development and management of Continuous Improvement activities to improve support for customers and the business in a changing environment.

Job Knowledge Required:

BA/BS degree in a technical or related field.

5+ years of experience in Project Management, preferably including Portfolio management and/or CMO experience.

Prior commercial experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical or a similarly regulated industry required

Knowledge of API development and production and/or a strong background in cGMP/contract manufacturing are preferred.

Highly experienced with MS Office Suite, especially MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint

Experience with SharePoint a plus

Excellent customer service, communication, and presentation skills

Proven ability to implement creative solutions to business problems

Demonstrated ability to achieve results through a matrix management structure.

Strong influencing skills are required.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification and familiarity with project management software is highly desirable.